March 2, 2023
Although my kids love making hamantaschen more trendy using fancy chocolate fillings and funky sprinkles, I always insist on making a few that would make my grandmother proud. If this isn’t a traditional food, what is?
Yield: approximately 35 hamantaschen
4½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
11.6 oz. strawberry jam (or any flavor)
In an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix all ingredients except the jam until a nice dough forms. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll each ball into an approximately 23”x15” shape.
Using the rim of a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough.
Take a piece of dough in your hand. Place a small spoonful of jam in the middle, and pinch the sides closed to form a hamantasch. Gently place on baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 12–15 minutes.